Regional: Green and Resilient Rural Recovery through Agri-Food System Transformation in the Asia and Pacific Region

Sovereign Project | 55113-001

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) for Green and Resilient Rural Recovery through Agri-Food System Transformation in the Asia and Pacific Region will (i) assess the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the region's food and nutrition security and rural livelihood; and (ii) help developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) reshape their visions and investments for a greener and resilient recovery of agri-food value chains and rural economies from disruptions caused by COVID-19, which have exacerbated rural poverty and food and nutrition insecurity, particularly among women and vulnerable groups.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Iyer, Narayan S.
    Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Green and Resilient Rural Recovery through Agri-Food System Transformation in the Asia and Pacific Region
Project Number 55113-001
Country Regional
Bangladesh
Cambodia
India
Kyrgyz Republic
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Maldives
Mongolia
Nauru
Nepal
Pakistan
China, People's Republic of
Sri Lanka
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA: Green and Resilient Rural Recovery through Agri-food System Transformation in Asia Pacific Region
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Climate Change Fund US$ 750,000.00
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 500,000.00
People's Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Climate Fund US$ 550,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Agricultural production - Agro-industry, marketing, and trade - Fishery - Forestry - Irrigation - Land-based natural resources management - Livestock - Rural market infrastructure

Energy / Renewable energy generation - biomass and waste

Finance / Inclusive finance

Industry and trade / Small and medium enterprise development

Information and communication technology / ICT industries and ICT-enabled services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) for Green and Resilient Rural Recovery through Agri-Food System Transformation in the Asia and Pacific Region will (i) assess the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the region's food and nutrition security and rural livelihood; and (ii) help developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) reshape their visions and investments for a greener and resilient recovery of agri-food value chains and rural economies from disruptions caused by COVID-19, which have exacerbated rural poverty and food and nutrition insecurity, particularly among women and vulnerable groups. To identify innovative technological and investment pathways through research and development activities to transform the agri-food systems for stronger long-term food and rural livelihood security, the TA will support comprehensive assessments of agri-food value chains and rural livelihood vulnerability and opportunity, and help DMCs formulate evidence-based short-, medium-, and long-term policy and investment responses to strengthen food and nutrition security and to accelerate rural development for the COVID-19 recovery era and beyond
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA will distill lessons (i) from experiences of ADB and its development partners, especially in rural vitalization, impact on women and their leadership role in responding to the pandemic and transforming agri-food systems, agribusiness value chain modernization, food security strengthening, climate investment, and design of eco-compensation mechanisms; and (ii) from implemented projects that have demonstrated deleterious effects of intensive farming and urbanization on land, health, and biodiversity. The TA will build upon the findings and outcomes and serve as a continuation of a regional TA that helped DMCs develop knowledge solutions for climate-smart agriculture (CSA) and inclusive and sustainable agribusiness value chains.
Impact Food and nutritional security and rural prosperity in the Asia and Pacific region improved
Outcome Natural resource/capital investments in ANRRD projects increased in the post-COVID-19 era
Outputs

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food and nutritional security and rural development assessed

Smart, resilient, gender-responsive, inclusive, and sustainable agri-food systems and rural development interventions and investments identified and promoted

Climate-smart agriculture interventions tested and demonstrated

Approaches to develop inclusive and sustainable agribusiness value chains tested and introduced

Geographical Location Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Cambodia - Nation-wide; China - Nation-wide; India - Nation-wide; Kyrgyz Republic - Nation-wide; Lao People's Democratic Republic - Nation-wide; Maldives - Nation-wide; Mongolia - Nation-wide; Nauru - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Sri Lanka - Nation-wide; Vanuatu - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. Consultants will execute their responsibilities as per their terms of reference and within ADB's applicable guidelines.
Procurement Procurement will follow the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Iyer, Narayan S.
Responsible ADB Department Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
Responsible ADB Division SDTC-AR
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 24 Jun 2021
Fact Finding 24 Feb 2021 to 24 Feb 2021
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 24 Nov 2021

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